a season to give.

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It’s wild to believe we’re nine days into December and 2020 is coming to a close! I know this year has thrown off everyone’s plans in one way or another as our interactions and daily activities and even living situations have shifted dramatically. As so many are experiencing heartache first hand through loss and sickness and personal struggles, I think one of the best ways to close out the year is to look outside our selves and serve someone else....

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croissant making day! (+ a recipe for you!)

i have the most delicious croissant recipe for you today, plus lots of photos (and a video on my instagram!) from a croissant making class our family recently took at mille-feuille bakery! plus a discount for you to take the class yourself.

you might remember when eleanor and i took a macaron making class together at the same bakery a few years ago after our girls trip to paris where she fell hard for her raspberry macaron....

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whole wheat apple muffins!

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if you went apple picking this fall, chances are you came home with more apples than you know what to do with! or was that just us?! the baby girls have enjoyed playing this new game of ask for an apple and take a few bites and then go hide said apple somewhere in the apartment when mama isn’t looking so she can’t find it for a few days....

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chalk and heat and my big camera.

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last weekend the heat wave in our city was intense. and while this mama would have been more than happy sitting beside the air conditioning unit in our apartment for the majority of it, the heat does not slow these munchkins down. i was reminded of the book i read last year called there’s no such thing as bad weather, which mostly referenced the colder months as an example and how children thrive being in the great outdoors in rain or snow or any sort of weather– and how it really just comes down to the proper attire (usually)....

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phone photos from a saturday in May…

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a few photos from saturday morning, after gardening on the upper west side, seeking out our favorite pancakes in tribeca, a lengthy stretch of time parked at the playgroud swings and sandbox at the nearby pier after, and then after walking exactly 1 mile sideways and up – in search of 88 flavors of ice cream (where most of us still ordered the simple vanilla and most basic strawberry and chocolate flavors because you know, we can be risk takers on occasion – but we like to stick to what we know best most of the time.)

more to say (i miss you, blog), so will be back soon!...

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